Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

Latest stories


The Sky Bar’s triumphant return

By , Globe Staff

The chocolate bar with four separate fillings is back in production this week. This is the unlikely story of its salvation.


At Nightshade Noodle Bar, a chef’s Vietnamese-inspired vision

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Lynn, Lynn, city of house-made noodles, bone marrow fried rice, and fruity drinks.


When Beantown meets Flavortown

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A first look at Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina, now serving trash-can nachos near North Station.

A new frontier for grandma’s cooking: the electronic range

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Abuela, yia yia, nonna, and granny are going viral for their kitchen chops.